Injuries and controversy derailed Robert Griffin III in Washington, so when he cleaned out his locker Monday morning, it was likely for the last time.
RG3 has not officially been released from the Redskins, but all signs point to the Redskins moving on from the former No. 2 overall draft pick. If it is truly his final time at Redskins Park, he made sure to leave the team with one final message.
Approached by reporters, Griffin declined to take questions, saying only: "I don’t plan on talking."
He took exactly zero snaps for Washington all season as Kirk Cousins led the team to a 9-7 record and NFC East championship. The Redskins lost to the Packers on Sunday in an NFC wild-card playoff game, ending their season.
Whether RG3 returns for the next one is up in the air, but head coach Jay Gruden was certainly not attempting to drum up a quarterback controversy with his comments Monday:
"You try to build your team around that position. … Having some stability there is important — and something we look forward to having," coach Jay Gruden said Monday, a day after the NFC East champions’ season ended with a 35-18 playoff loss to the Green Bay Packers. "To watch (Cousins) get better throughout the course of the season, stay humble, continue to work and prepare was fun to be a part of," Gruden said, "and moving forward, we’re excited about the thought of him being our quarterback."
What an unreal fall from grace for RG3.
Dan Schneier covers the NFL for FOX Sports. You can find him on Twitter@DanSchneierNFL.